Wagon Wheel Motel, Cuba
One of the oldest motels on Route 66, the Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri, was built in 1934 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wagon Wheel is an old gas station with the pumps still present and accessorized with antique vehicles. Combined with the famous neon sign it makes a great stop for photo opportunities. The landmark neon sign has been standing for over 60 years and is only clearly visible to traffic arriving from the east.
The motel has been restored in recent times and, as the oldest continuously operating motel on US 66, celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016. Each of the individual rooms has been renovated with new plumbing, wiring, bedding and modern amenities, making for a clean, comfortable and attractive stop.
The outdoor seating area is perfect for a relaxing evening following a long day behind the wheel, with firepits, decks and a new concrete patio. The adjoining Connie's gift shop adds to the whole experience with many interesting route 66 collectibles.
"A lot of love has gone into the restoration of this motel and it shows. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff are warm and welcoming - what more could you ask for!"